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Designing Serious Games to understand the challenges of the Anthropocene


The challenges of the Anthropocene require a deep transformation of the world's economic organization. In order to manage such a change, it is necessary to have a systemic vision of the resources, processes at stake and their interdependencies. One possible approach to modeling part of this complexity is biophysical flow accounting. One of the challenges is to involve populations in participatory processes. It is therefore important to understand the systemic effects. However, biophysical accounting tools remain too complicated. This is why we have designed serious games to present the issues in a simple way, to articulate them with concrete experiences already lived by citizens and to take a step back, by mobilizing their participation, their emotions and the discussions. The first game is designed to show the geographical transfer of pressure through the description of the steps leading to the purchase of a chicken, starting with the vegetable culture allowing to feed it. The second game is designed to show the competition of use between resources. Designed as a board game, it also involves reflection on the cooperative and competitive aspects of many societal situations.
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hal-03975671 , version 1 (06-02-2023)



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Mathilde Boissier, Mathieu Mangeot, Vincent Jost, Léa Viénot. Designing Serious Games to understand the challenges of the Anthropocene. ICED 2023 - 24th International Conference on Engineering Design, Jul 2023, Bordeaux, France. pp.1-2. ⟨hal-03975671⟩
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